When we were pulling together our home learning content for the closure of schools, our staff were stuck between repeating material, or placing unfair pressure on parents to teach new content at home. We found that Tuition Partner Third Space Learning tutors were able to take the pressure off parents by continuing the curriculum at home via weekly online one to one lessons.
We initially used Third Space Learning with our pupils during the first national lockdown and summer 2020. Now, through the National Tutoring Programme (NTP), we’re able to do the same again.
It’s been no hassle getting pupils set up from home. I gave the parents my contact details before the first session just in case there were any issues, but no one contacted me. I quickly emailed out and got replies saying the kids loved it and there were no problems.
After each session I receive an email letting me know I can review each pupil’s progress report on Third Space Learning’s platform. I can log on and have a look at the reports straight after each session, so I get a good idea of what’s been covered.
Our focus for the pupils during lockdown has been consolidation. We’ve been uploading work for the children throughout, but we haven’t been focusing on teaching new content because it’s not really fair on the parents. But with Third Space Learning, we can actually have them learn new concepts. They have their tutor there to help them, it’s not reliant on the parents and it’s being taught one to one.